|Diagnostic Test Cartridge (1984)(Atari)(NTSC)|
For the Atari 7800: Diagnostic Test Cartridge (1984)(Atari)(NTSC)
Downloads: 803 (2 reviews)
|Atari 2600: Frogger|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Frogger is an arcade game introduced in 1981. It was developed by Konami, and licensed for worldwide distribution by Sega/Gremlin. The object of the game is to direct frogs to their homes one by one. To do this, each frog must avoid cars while crossing a busy road and navigate a river full of hazards. Skillful players may obtain some bonuses along the way...
Downloads: 479 (2 reviews)
|Dig Dug - Atari|
Dig Dug (ディグダグ Digu Dagu?) is an arcade game developed and published by Namco in Japan in 1982 for Namco Galaga hardware. It was later published outside of Japan by Atari, Inc.. A popular game based on a simple concept, it was also released as a video game on many consoles. The objective of Dig Dug is to eliminate underground-dwelling monsters by inflating them with an air pump until they pop, or by dropping rocks on them...
|Atari 2600: River Raid - Activision|
Click here to view the manual to this game. River Raid is a scrolling shooter video game designed and developed by Carol Shaw, and published by Activision in 1982 for the Atari 2600 video game console. Activision later ported the title to the Atari 5200, ColecoVision, and Intellivision game consoles, as well as to the Commodore 64, IBM PCjr, MSX, ZX Spectrum, and Atari 8-bit family home computers. Viewing from a top-down perspective, the player flies a fighter jet over the River of No Return in ...
Downloads: 418 (1 review)
Click here to read the manual for this game. Asteroids is a conversion of the arcade game of the same name. Play the role of a spaceship pilot trapped in a gigantic asteroid cloud and pulverize incoming asteroids with the ship's photon cannon. When all asteroids are destroyed, the player can then move on to the next round. In addition to the asteroids, the player will also face an Alien Robot Saucer which shoots randomly across the screen...
Downloads: 247 (1 review)
|Atari 2600: Pitfall|
Pitfall! is a video game released by Activision for the Atari 2600 in 1982. It is the second best-selling game made for the Atari 2600 (after Pac-Man), with over 4 million copies sold. The player must maneuver a character (Pitfall Harry) through a maze-like jungle in an attempt to recover 32 treasures in a 20-minute time period. Along the way, he must negotiate numerous hazards, including pits, quicksand, rolling logs, fire, rattlesnakes, scorpions, and crocodiles...
Downloads: 308 (1 review)
|Atari 2600: Custer's Revenge|
Custer's Revenge is a controversial video game made for the Atari 2600 by Mystique, a company that produced a number of adult video game titles for the system. The player character is based on General George Armstrong Custer. The game was first released on October 13, 1982, and has received significant criticism because of its crude simulation of a rape of a Native American woman. In the game, the player controls the character of Custer, depicted as a man wearing nothing but a cavalry hat, boots...
Downloads: 120 (1 review)
|Atari 2600: Centipede|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Centipede is a vertically oriented shoot 'em up arcade game produced by Atari, Inc. in 1981. The game was designed by Ed Logg along with Dona Bailey, one of the few female game programmers in the industry at this time. It was also one of the first arcade coin-operated games to have a significant female player base, after Pac-Man. The player defends against centipedes, spiders, scorpions and fleas, completing a round after eliminating the centipede that...
|Double Dragon (1989)(Activision)(NTSC)|
Set in a post-apocalyptic New York, Double Dragon is the story of Billy and Jimmy Lee, twin brothers trained in the fighting style of Sou-Setsu-Ken. Together, they manage a small martial arts training school, teaching their students in self-defense. One day, Billy's girlfriend, Marian, is kidnapped off the street by the "Black Warriors", a savage street gang led by a man named Willy. The Black Warriors demand the Lee brothers disclose their martial arts secrets in exchange for Marian's freedom...
|The Incredible Wizard - Astrovision|
To read the manual for this game, click here. Challenge the Incredible Wizard and his creatures in their own environment: treacherous dungeons! Slip through the magic door to the other end of the dungeon, but prevent the super monster from escaping through it. Shoot the Incredible Wizard and experience the tremor of the entire dungeon as his magic wavers. Become a Worlord and play Worlord Dungeons - even go all the way to the PIT...
|Atari 2600: Enduro|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Atari's Pole Position was a hot arcade title back in the early 80's. Activision's take on the genre starts with the basic racing premise of Pole Position and expands upon it in several ways. In Enduro, you must pass as many cars as possible in a single "day." You will do this in sunshine, in the fog, at night, and also in the snow. Gameplay requires quick reflexes at high speeds as you fly by the other cars on the road...
Downloads: 129 (1 review)
|Atari 2600: Adventure - Warren Robinett|
Click here or here to read the manual for this game. Adventure, a video game cartridge for the Atari 2600 video game console, was the first action-adventure video game. It was published by Atari Inc. in 1978, and sold 1 million copies. Adventure introduced the idea of movable objects (represented by visible icons) that could be picked up by the player (using a joystick) and moved from place to place in the game world...
Downloads: 269 (1 review)
|Atari 2600: Ms. Pac-man|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Although Pac-Man was a bestseller for the Atari 2600 when it was released, it was generally criticized for its poor graphics and sound, and the fact that it looked little like the arcade game it was based on. Along with E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, it was one of the most criticized games of its time. Ms. Pac-Man was the arcade sequel to Pac-Man, and its translation to the Atari 2600 represented a giant leap forward for the console...
|Q-Bert (1983) (Parker Brothers)|
Q-Bert (1983) (Parker Brothers)
Downloads: 75 (1 review)
|Donkey Kong Junior (1988)(Atari)(NTSC)|
Click here to read the manual for this game. Donkey Kong Jr. was originally released in the arcades in 1982 as a sequel to Donkey Kong. In this game, Mario plays the antagonist, finally having captured Donkey Kong, and has put the ape in a locked cage. As Donkey Kong Jr., players will have to make their way through four different levels (Vines, Springboard, Chains and Mario's Hideout) in an attempt to find keys to free the little monkey's father...
|Tank Attack (1981)(VTL)|
Tank Attack (1981)(VTL)
Click here to read the manual for this game. Galaga is a vertical arcade shooter from Namco. You control a space fighter at the bottom of the screen, scrolling left and right in order to avoid oncoming bombs and kamikaze attacks from alien invaders--and to fire your own missiles to fight back! There are an infinite number of stages to progress through. Every third level is a "challenge stage" in which you have a free chance to shoot as many aliens as possible and rack up bonus points...
|Atari 2600: 3-D Genesis|
This is a Tempest clone, but with some unique differences. It was originally planned to be 1 of 3 "3-D" games on Power-Play Arcade cart #1. A screenshot was shown in a catalog for Amiga's Power System, but no description was included. It was programmed by Dan McElroy and Jerry Lawson implemented the use of 3-D. The game appears to be complete. (More information about the "Power Play Arcade" series on atariprotos.com.)
|Atari 2600: Berzerk|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Berzerk is a multi-directional shooter video arcade game, released in 1980 by Stern Electronics of Chicago. The player controls a green stick man, representing a humanoid. Using a joystick (and a firing button to activate a laser-like weapon), the player navigates a simple maze filled with many robots, who fire lasers back at the player character. A player can be killed by being shot, by running into a robot or an exploding robot, coming into contact w...
|Atari 2600: Asterix|
Asterix is a video game, released in 1983 for the Atari 2600 video game console. The game was essentially a European adaptation of the Taz platform game, made by replacing the Taz sprite with a sprite which vaguely resembles Asterix's head. (Description of the "Taz" game below courtesy of MobyGames via a CC license.) Taz (the Tasmanian Devil) is going on a feeding frenzy!! Hamburgers, root beers, ice cream cones, tomatoes, apple cores, and other foods will all fly by on the screen, and Taz needs...
|Atari 2600: River Raid Iii|
|Pickaxe Pete (1982)(Philips)(EU-US)|
To view the manual for this game, go here. Pickaxe Pete is similar in many ways to Donkey Kong. You play a miner named Pickaxe Pete, and you start off in the middle of the screen with a pick-axe. There are three doors from which boulders are coming, bouncing down the mine-shafts; every time Pete destroys one of these he gains 3 points, although the axe wears out after a while and disappears. When two boulders collide, they explode, and out comes either a pick-axe which floats to the bottom of th...
To read the manual for this game, go here. Munchkin is cartridge number 38 in the official Magnavox/Philips line of games for the Philips Videopac. In North America for the Odyssey² it was called K.C. Munchkin!, an inside reference to then president of Philips Consumer Electronics Kenneth C. Menkin. Designed and programmed by Ed Averett, Munchkin is very heavily based on Namco's 1980 arcade game Pac-Man, but not a direct clone...
Downloads: 50 (1 review)
The object of the game is to complete a number of hamburgers while avoiding enemy foods. When main protagonist, chef Peter Pepper, the player's character, walks the length of an ingredient (bun, meat patty, tomato, etc.), it falls one level. If it lands atop another ingredient, the latter in turn falls one level. A burger is completed when all vertically aligned ingredients have been dropped out of the maze and onto a waiting plate...
|Wonder Boy - Sega|
Wonder Boy (ワンダーボーイ) is a platform game developed by Escape and Sega in 1986 for Sega System 1 and Sega System 2 arcade hardware. In Wonder Boy, the player controls a caveman-like character named Tom-Tom through seven areas with four rounds to save his girlfriend Tanya from a monster. Wonder Boy is a sidescrolling platform game, in which the basic goal is to keep heading to to the right, avoiding obstacles, attacking enemies and jumping across platforms...
|Dig Dug (1987)(Atari)(NTSC)|
Click here to read the manual for this game. Dig Dug is a 1-2 player arcade game in which you have to use your shovel to dig your way through the earth. Stopping you from doing this are two monsters, called Pooka and Fygar, who will continually chase you around. The only weapon that you carry is an air pump, which you can use to inflate the monsters to the point where they explode. (if you start to inflate them but stop doing so, the monsters will get turned back to their normal selves.) Further...
|Atari 2600: Air-Sea Battle|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Air-Sea Battle is a game developed by Atari, Inc. for the Atari 2600, and was one of the nine original launch titles for that system when it was released in September 1977. It was also released by Sears as Target Fun and was the pack-in game with the original Sears Tele-Games version of the Atari 2600. There are six basic types of game available in Air-Sea Battle, and for each type, there are one or two groups of three games, for a total of twenty-seve...
|Atari 2600: Combat|
To view the manual for this game, click here. Combat is an early video game by Atari, Inc. for the Atari 2600. It was released as one of the nine launch titles for the system in September 1977, and was included in the box with the system from its introduction until 1982. Combat was based on two earlier black-and-white coin-operated arcade games produced by Atari: Tank (published under the Kee Games name) in 1974 and Anti-Aircraft II in 1975...
|F-18 Hornet (1988)(Absolute Entertainment)(NTSC)|
Click here to read the manual for this game. F-18 Hornet is a one-player fighter simulator in which the player pilots a Navy F-18/A Jet through a series of simulated combat situations including carrier take-offs and landings, bombings, strafings, and air combat. In each of four missions, you are confronted with a variety of opponents and must perform a series of combat objectives in order from the Naval Aviator rank...
|Atari 2600: H.e.r.o.|
Click here to view the manual to this game. H.E.R.O. (an acronym standing for Helicopter Emergency Rescue Operation) is a single-player video game published by Activision. First developed for the Atari 2600 and released in March 1984, the game was ported to many of the home computers and gaming consoles of that era. The player assumes control of Roderick Hero (sometimes styled as "R. Hero", a play on "our hero"), a one-man rescue team...
Downloads: 83 (1 review)
|Galactic Invasion (Galaxian Clone) - Astrovision|
To read the manual for this game, click here. GALACTIC INVASION 2011. Alien ships come at your missile launcher from every direction. They peel off from their formation singly or in groups of twos or threes. The more aliens you destroy, the more of their reinforcements attack. Each ship is piloted by a highly skilled captain capable of maneuvering with incredible agility. Realistic sounds add to the intensity...
|Kung-Fu Master (1989)(Absolute Entertainment)(NTSC)|
Click here to read the manual for this game. A conversion of the arcade game of the same name, which itself is loosely based on a movie, Kung-Fu Master is a side scrolling action game for one or two players, who alternate turns. Mr. X has captured the pickpocket Sylvia and it is up to Thomas, a kung-fu master who owns a restaurant, to get her back. She is located on the top floor of Mr. X's castle and Thomas will need to fight his way to the top...
Click here to read the manual for this game. In Centipede, the player is trapped in the Enchanted Forest. Armed with only a magic wand to ward off the forest's insect denizens, all of which apparently are attacking in the player in continuous waves. The player must use the magic wand to shoot sparks at approaching insects to score points by pressing the controller button. Holding down the controller button will set the wand to rapid fire shots...
|GP World - Sega|
GP World (ＧＰワールド) is a Laserdisc-based racing game developed and published by Sega for a custom-built arcade system in 1984. It was "ported" to the SG-1000 in 1985. GP World uses a third person perspective similar to the likes of Turbo, and sees the player race in a formula one car across various tracks. It is also notable for having a track editor. It is likely that the SH-400 controller was designed with this game in mind.
|The Castle - ASCII - Sega|
The Castle (ザ・キャッスル) is video game developed by ASCII and released for the SG-1000 in 1986. It is a port of an MSX game of the same name, and is largely identical due to the similar hardware between the two machines. Due to the decline of the SG-1000 and emergence of the Sega Master System, the game was not released in Europe or Australia like many other SG-1000 games. The Castle was the last SG-1000 game to be released commercially by Sega on a cart, and the only SG-1000 to adopt ...
|Super DK! Junior (1983)(Nintendo)(proto)|
Super DK! Junior (1983)(Nintendo)(proto)
|Dragon's Lair (1984-04-16)(Coleco)(proto)|
Dragon's Lair (1984-04-16)(Coleco)(proto)
Downloads: 102 (1 review)
|Ikari Warriors (1989)(Atari)(NTSC)|
Click here to read the manual for this game. Originating in the arcades, Ikari Warriors is a vertically scrolling action game. One or two players fight their way through a variety of terrain, such as jungles, rivers, and ruins. Along the way different weapons can be found, including machine guns, grenades, and rocket launchers.
|Atari 2600: Elevator Action|
Elevator Action is an unreleased Atari 2600 port of the arcade game of the same name. In Elevator Action, you play the role of Agent 17 (codename: Otto) who must grab all the top-secret documents from a 30-story building and make his way to the getaway car at bottom. Along the way you'll encounter enemy agents who will pop out of doors and attempt to assassinate you. You can either shoot the enemy, or crush him with elevators or by shooting out ceiling lights...
|Atari 2600: Defender|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Earth's "friendship" signals, beamed into deep space and beyond the Milky Way, have attracted extraterrestrial beings, all right, but not the ones we expected. Now wave after wave of warlike Aliens from some unidentified solar system "home in" and attack. In the cockpit of Universal Space Ship Defender, you wait tensely, watching your scanner for approaching aliens...
|Atari 2600: Super Breakout|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Super Breakout features similar gameplay to the original, but with several new game variations. Your goal is to earn as many points as possible by destroying the bricks at the top of the playfield. To do this, you need to use the paddle at the bottom of the screen to keep a bouncing ball within the playfield. There are four different game variations included...
|Amazing Maze / Tic-Tac-Toe (19xx)(Bally)|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Amazing Maze is a randomly-generated maze game with three difficulties, Easy, Medium, and Hard, where one player races to complete the maze faster than another human player, or against the CPU. Tic-Tac-Toe is an electronic version of the classic game.
|Space Invaders - Sega - Taito|
Space Invaders (スペースインベーダー) is a 1979 milestone arcade game developed by Taito. The player controls a gun which can move left or right, and needs to destroy waves of aliens (or "invaders") before they reach the ground. Space Invaders was brought to a variety of home video game consoles and computers, including the SG-1000 in 1985. Surprisingly the SG-1000 port of the game was one of the most accurate of its time, surpassing the NES and MSX versions which were the console's ma...
|Atari 2600: Raiders Of The Lost Ark|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Raiders of the Lost Ark is a video game created for the Atari 2600 and based on the movie of the same name. The game was designed by Howard Scott Warshaw. It was the first ever movie licensed video game. The player controls Indiana Jones as he searches for the lost Ark of the Covenant. The game requires the player to use two different controllers: controller 2 moves Jones and its button uses an item; controller 1 selects the item to use and its button ...
|Atari 2600: Battlezone|
Click here to view the manual to this game. An Atari 2600 port of the famous vector arcade game Battlezone. It has colored raster graphics due to limitations of the console and the view is behind the tank rather than inside it. (The description below courtesy of MobyGames via a CC license.) Commonly considered the earliest progenitor of first-person shooters (FPS), Battlezone is a 3D tank game initially released in the arcades, and later converted officially to many systems...
|Atari 2600: Moon Patrol|
Click here to view the manual to this game. As a Moon Buggy driver, your objective is to travel across the surface of the moon as quickly as you can. While you progress on your journey, you'll encounter huge craters, exploding land mines, and moon rocks on the lunar surface. To make your journey even more challenging, your Moon Buggy comes under missile fire from alien UFOs, some of which create even more craters...
|Tanks a Lot - UA|
Tanks a Lot (1982)(UA)(EU-US)
|Food Fight - Atari|
Click here to read the manual for this game. You play as Charley trying to eat an ice cream cone. But first you must avoid the chefs that are out to get you: Angelo, Zorba, Oscar, and Jacques. Avoid the food thrown at you by the chefs to get the cone. You can also throw your own food at the chefs to slow them down. In Food Fight, the player controls a young boy named Charley Chuck. The object of the game is to eat an ice cream cone located on the opposite side of an open playfield...
|Tomcat - The F-14 Fighter Simulator (1989)(Absolute Entertainment)(NTSC)|
Click here to read the manual for this game. Become a F-14 Naval Aviator undergoing seek and destroy missions while dodging and gunning enemy bogeys in deadly dogfights with your 20mm cannon and air-to-air missiles. Your cockpit comes with state of the art technology, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force: Display and main computer, Bogey Alert Indicator, G-Force Indicator, Electronic Counter Measures, and a Cannon Overheat Indicator (yes, it can overheat!)...and if your feeling up to it, give the ol'b...